Remember that one time when I said I was going to get my side yard done, travel to a speaking engagement, and prepare to leave for almost a week for Haven???
Two out of three isn't bad right? (I also helped at a beautiful wedding) But at some point I had to give up on the idea that my big reveal was going to happen today. I had to start getting things in order for leaving. It takes so much work to co-ordinate babysitters, rides to the airport, lists for the many people coming and going from my house to help out with kids, and cleaning my house since there will be people coming.
So today I am sharing my cheap form of therapy.... Gardening!
I love gardening! I love that a small seed can turn into a plant that produces food. It is a miracle. I garden because I enjoy it and not because I feel I have to or for any other reason. I LOVE it. I also love to weed. I decided it is because I like to see the results of my hard word instantly. Planting the seeds and waiting for them to grow takes patience. But weeding is more instant satisfaction :) I go out in the evenings and sometime during nap time if it is not too hot. It is my time to think about things and I enjoy digging in the dirt :)
Blogging has filled some of my time that I ordinarily would have spent preparing my garden, planting, and canning. Last year I was overwhelmed with trying to do both. So this year instead of 3o+ types of fruits and veggies I have about 20. I simplified. And I will not be canning quite as much this year. A couple of years ago I canned almost 20 different things that equaled well over 500 bottles!
I took these pictures a couple of weeks ago so everything is now a lot bigger. I will also do a post soon about the garden signs I have. I can't believe I forgot to add them before I took pictures!!!
Pictured here are celery, basil, potatoes, pumpkins, and 2 kinds of squash.
It is hard to tell because of the angle and everything but there is more space in between everything. The rows of carrots didn't make it into this shot either.
Pictured here is spinach, lettuce, peppers, onions, garlic (they hadn't popped up yet) oregano, and peas. On the other side of the oregano are the artichokes.
Here is the view from my office window :)
And here is the view from the back of the yard.
I leave tomorrow to travel up to SLC to stay with my husband's aunt since my flight is SUPER early Wednesday morning. I will be gone to Haven until Saturday night. I will luckily only miss one baseball game. My kids think it is so fun to have babysitters. I think it is because I leave extra snacks and treats :P And it is different than their normal daily schedule.
If any of you are going to be there please come find me. I would love to meet you!!!
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